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The Dynastic Psyker: Tell me what you think

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I noticed that a fair number of people who like psykers aren't big fans of Astropaths, so on a whim, I wrote this up in the hopes of creating something that might be a good alternative. I only have the First rank at the moment, so any ideas for the next couple of Ranks would be helpful.

 

The Dynastic Pysker

When persons with psychic potential are judged strong enough of mind and soul to be allowed to live, almost all go on to serve the Imperium at large in one form or another. The vast majority are inducted into the ranks of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica, while others go on to become battle psykers for the Imperial Guard. Those found by the Astartes become Librarians, and a good number are agents of the Holy Ordos. However, a very small, very select few are spirited away to serve the Dynasties of the Rogue Traders.

Equal parts spy, assassin, bodyguard, fortune seeker and fortune teller, the Dynastic Psyker is an indispensible member of those few Dynasties with access to one. With a thought, he can know the future; with a word, he can locate what is hidden; with a gesture, he can crush his enemies. Many Dynastic Psykers often wield as much power as the Rogue Traders they serve, for few would dare cross any psyker, let alone one with the backing of one of the Dynasties.

Psykers are not without their risks, however. Dynastic Pyskers who lose control of their powers have spelled doom for many a Dynasty, and unwary Lord-Captains have become puppets of ambitious and ruthless pyskers. However, None can deny their power, and when the straits are dire, it is on a Dynastic Psyker's power that many rely.

Traits

Sanctioned: when rolling for Perils of the Warp, a Dynastic Psyker can roll an additional d10, and take the more favorable result.

Psychic Powers: A Dynastic Psyker begins play with access to techniques from the telepathy OR Telekinesis Disciplines. He begins play with 400xp worth of psychic techniques from his chosen Discipline.

 

Starting Skills, talents, gear:

Skills: Common lore (Rogue Traders), Evaluate, Forbidden Lore (Psykers), Forbidden Lore (Warp), Invocation, Literacy, Psyniscience, Scholastic Lore (occult)

Talents: Pistol Weapons Training (universal), Psy Rating 2

Gear: Best craft Las Pistol, Good craft Hand Cannon, or Bolt Pistol; Best craft Mono sword or shock staff; Best craft Xeno mesh; Fine Clothes; Charm; Void Suit, Micro-bead, psy focus

advance                                                               Cost                                                            type                                     Prerequisite

Awareness                                                          100                                                             Skill

Charm                                                                  100                                                             Skill

Cifers (Rogue Trader)                                       100                                                             Skill

Common Lore ( Rogue Traders)                    100                                                             Skill

Dodge                                                                   100                                                             Skill

Evaluate                                                                100                                                            Skill

Forbidden Lore (Psykers)                                 100                                                             Skill

Forbidden Lore (Warp)                                      100                                                             Skill

Invocation                                                             100                                                             Skill

Literacy                                                                 100                                                             Skill

Psyniscience                                                       100                                                             Skill

Scholastic Lore (Occult)                                    100                                                             Skill

Secret Tongue (Rogue Trader)                        100                                                             Skill

Air of Authority                                                      200                                                             Talent

Melee Weapons Training (Primitive)              200                                                              Talent

Pistol Weapons Training (Universal)             500                                                              Talent

Psy Rating 2                                                        100                                                              Talent

Psychic Techniques (x2)                                   200                                                              Talent

Warp Affinity                                                         500                                                               Talent                                              Psy Rating, Special

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